NBA Lockout 2011: Why Next Season Won't Start November 1

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NBA Lockout 2011: Why Next Season Won't Start November 1
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Will the current NBA labor negotiations impasse be the wicked stepmother of all lockouts?  If you believe in signs and wonders, then it could be.

The clock struck past midnight June 30 on the NBA players, and Cinderella turned into a pumpkin-colored deflated basketball.  It would have been a Cinderella story if the players and owners reached an agreement before the CBA expired.

The current bargaining accord turned into a very public and disharmonious symphony of the possibility of a season lost.  Where’s Milton (Paradise Lost) to warn the players and owners?  He’s deceased, circa 1674.

Will the NBA’s 2011-12 season rest in peace?  Possibly.  Here are 10 reasons why it could.

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